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Question for my running mamas!!!

Posted by on May. 29, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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Do you run with traffic or against traffic when on the road where there is no sidewalk?

I run against traffic so I can always be aware of what is coming but I see a lot of runners, walkers, and bikers all going with traffic...am I doing this wrong?
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Melissa...
by on May. 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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I'm curious about this also. I run against for the same reason. Just feels better to me, but I often wonder if it's wrong.
muzzyh
by Bronze Member on May. 29, 2013 at 9:04 AM
Against.
armyvet06
by on May. 29, 2013 at 9:09 AM
I go against. But where I run, the road has cars going both ways and has so many sharp turns that it wouldn't matter which way I run because I wouldn't be able to see hardly anything when running those corners.
Noni2319
by on May. 29, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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I was curious so I looked it up. From what I can tell you should run against traffic.
Monsita
by on May. 29, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I do jog...but I do it at the park.....

You are very brave, i can not run against traffic....or near traffic at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mcginnisc
by Claire on May. 29, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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You should be running against traffic...bikers should be with traffic...

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

EiuGirl316
by Leah on May. 29, 2013 at 11:24 AM

I've always heard against. 

musicpisces
by Suzanne on May. 29, 2013 at 12:11 PM

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS run against traffic.  But bike WITH traffic.  Those are the rules of the road.  The only exception for me is around a blind corner- if it's safer to be with traffic for that short time, I'll cross then cross back.

It's also better on your joints to run on the road than on the sidewalk, if you can do so safely.

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

MamaJessx3
by on May. 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Against traffic! When I bike I go with traffic
JerseyAirGurl
by *Ada* on May. 29, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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Always run against traffic ( I run on base and there are signs that tell you this rule and you also must wear a reflector belt as well even in daylight)...cyclist ride with traffic and obey traffic rules 

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